When you are learning to play the drums it is not always possible to use an entire set. Not only would that be restrictive, but it might not always sit too well with the people around you either.
The solution to that problem is drum practice pads. They are so lightweight,and compact. The small size means that you can sit just about anywhere and practice. Pads make it possible to practice anytime you have a few moments. Not only are they convenient, they are also quiet.
If you use a metronome to help you learn rhythm you know how hard it can be to hear over actual drums. These pads allow you to hear the beats so that you know you are getting them right.
Drum practice pads are recommended by most instructors. They have the ability to let you hear where you need to work on your basics. The unforgiving action of the pads makes any mistake you are making come through loud and clear, making it possible for you to correct it before it becomes a problem.
The single pad also makes you focus on the fundamentals instead of getting distracted by the full set of drums. This will improve your technique and focus tremendously.